Cristiano Ronaldo shoots from a penalty spot during Real Madrid's Champions League match against PSG on Wednesday. Pic/AFP
Most people will have been amazed when they saw the ball hop up just before Cristiano Ronaldo converted his penalty in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Paris St Germain on Wednesday night. But not BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand, who claimed he saw his former teammate do it all the time during training when the pair were at Manchester United.
The Portugal international plants his left foot as close to the ball as possible making it lift off the ground slightly before striking the ball sweetly with his right foot. The penalty was Ronaldo's 100th goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League and Ferdinand admits he has seen him do that many times before.
"He used to mess about in training and do it but to do it in a game, I'm not saying he means it, but he used to do it," Ferdinand said on BT Sport. "I swear to you, crazy but he used to do it."
Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates